Harris Bipod - 6"-9" vs 9"-13"

Tommo64

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I have both sizes. The 6-9 in is ideal for bench shooting, the 9-13 better for field work in my experience. But it is to a certain extent dependent on the individual.
 

dfrahm

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I have the 13-25 I think, make sure you get the pivot model. The 6-9 puts me right in the grass most of the time. BUT - the taller model is much harder to make solid because most of 'me' is sitting up, not prone. Two wooden dowels with two O-rings twisted around them so than an 'X' is formed works great! The rings easily slide down when needed for lower, and the pair is held together by the rings so makes a decent walking stick. A light weight rifle works great in the sticks, heavier needs more support so the bipod - or carry a tripod. Even then, you need to support the back of the rifle....
 

bigpapa

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Hello good people, I do have a few Harris, I do love the 6-9, now on the bench I know that some places to shoot may be higher tables or lower . I did make a 2×4 about a foot long soft pine rounded corners sanded so to raise if needed but at my age things I been thru neck and other parts aches. Good luck
 

sscoyote

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I have used the taller Harris for many years in the field but using it from prone has always been a problem. I think I have an idea that may work. If you take a PVC snap tee and slide it between the back of the leg stops and the legs themselves then bring the legs down to hold the T in place. Seems to have a lot of support and may work better for an improvised prone shot when needed while using the taller bipod. Hope to test it tomorrow.
 

762x51

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depends on the gun. i have a 6-9 on my bolt gun and a 9-13 on my LR308. i like to be as close to ground as possible when i use them. i have to have the 9-13 on the LR308 because the 20 round mags stick down so far. with the bolt gun, i can usually leave it in the 6" position and have plenty of room for a rear bag.
 

sscoyote

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K9 TXS sorry i can't don't know really how to do it. It's really simple though just slide the T slit in the back of the pod base so when the legs are returned to parallel to the barrel they stop about half way down
 

sscoyote

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K9 TXS sorry i can't don't know really how to do it. It's really simple though just slide the T slit in the back of the pod base so when the legs are returned to parallel to the barrel they stop about half way down
Just tested it yesterday and it works great!!!
 

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